I call this a “decorating room” because it all “goes” together — an idea now looked down upon as “matchy-matchy.” But the process of making it go together is essentially at the heart of decorating and design, whether the end result is obvious, as in the case of this guest room, or more subtle, as in the case of more important rooms. How is that for a bit of pompous editorializing! To add: I hate the notion, now quite in vogue, of just plopping something into a room that doesn’t relate to anything else in the room and proclaiming it “unexpected.”
— Ann Pyne (House Beautiful, February 2013)
I’ll admit that — despite the predominance of eclecticism over the past few years — I like a room that “goes” together. Perhaps that’s why God gave me twin boys. Ha!
How do you feel about a bit of “matchy-matchy”?
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